Validating Dafa in a Detention Center
(Minghui.org) The persecution of Falun Dafa initiated by former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin has lasted 19 years, under which countless Dafa disciples have been illegally held in detention centers, brainwashing centers, forced labor camps, prisons, and other places. Even in such environments, Falun Dafa practitioners continue to tell people about the goodness of Dafa in various ways.
A Loud “Falun Dafa Is Good” Echoes in the Courtroom
A practitioner and I went out to hang prerecorded loudspeakers and banners to tell people about the persecution of Falun Dafa. We were arrested as a result and put on trial. The courtroom was filled with people who wanted to witness the trial.
The bailiff unlocked our handcuffs. I knew that I was innocent, so I shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” The bailiff who stood behind me covered my mouth with his palm and prevented me from continuing to shout. But, another practitioner immediately shouted, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!"
The bailiff quickly pushed us into a small room next to the courtroom. The bailiff punched me in the mouth, and I began to bleed immediately. The other practitioner was also beaten by the bailiff.
Back at the cell, others saw that my mouth was cracked and bleeding. They asked what was going on. After I explained what happened, they gave me a thumbs up and said, "People like you are all beaten. It seems the CCP is really going to be finished."
Changing the Rough Environment for the Better
There was a cell in the detention center that was used to detain murder suspects, robbery suspects, and even murderers. Fights frequently erupted in this cell.
I was detained in this cell. As soon as I entered the cell, I was told to face the wall and hold my head with my hands and squat down. Someone hit my back and punched me. Then, I was told to stand up and face them. This was some kind of initiation ceremony for new arrivals to that cell.
I stood up and faced them with a smile. They asked what I was charged with, and I told them that I practiced Falun Dafa. One of them said, “No wonder.”
Some of the new arrivals did not fight back and instead waited to mete out revenge at a later time. My smile and lack of anger were completely different from others, which made them curious about me.
I know that everywhere I go, I should behave like a practitioner and follow the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Through what I say and do, people need to see that “Falun Dafa is good” is not just a slogan.
I never asked for extra food, never wasted food, never created conflicts, never spread rumors, and only told the truth. I was not even picky when finding a spot to sleep, as I slept wherever I was asked to sleep. I helped others as much I could. Gradually, people in the cell were willing to talk to me.
I took this opportunity to have each of them understand Dafa and the persecution. They knew that “Falun Dafa is good” and were willing to quit the CCP and its youth organizations.
They knew that I was wronged, and they regretted that they did wrong things before. Some even did the Dafa exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts. The cell bully studied the Fa, practiced the exercises, and gained good health. He no longer had symptoms of asthma, and he gained weight and felt peace of mind.
Newcomers no longer had to go through the initiation ceremony. The cell that often caused headaches for the guards was now commended by the detention center and once rewarded with an additional meal.
Writing Anti-Persecution Articles
As a Dafa practitioner in the Fa-rectification period, I must also create an environment that helps people. I begged Master to give me a chance to do so. The opportunity came. The prison staff organized lectures and told all inmates to participate. The lecture centered around slandering Dafa and its founder. After the class, everyone was told to write a report and hand it to the guard.
This undermined Dafa and had to be stopped. This was a part of the persecution of Dafa, and we should work against the persecution. In this high-pressure environment, practitioners used different ways to tell people the facts about Dafa. Some practitioners refused to participate in the lecture, others went on a hunger strike, some sent righteous thoughts in the classroom, and others answered questions about Dafa. Yet, some others felt helpless.
I stayed silent in the lectures and at the same time sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil. After class, I got a pen and paper and wrote articles that specifically exposed the lies told during the lectures that slandered Dafa. While writing, my ideas were clear, thoughts flowed in my mind, and the article was finished in one go.
I knew I had done the right thing and that Master was encouraging me. After I wrote it, the article was passed around to inmates. They circulated and talked about it. In time, they handed the article to a guard, and the guards circulated it among themselves.
The truth thus spread through these discussions. After the second lecture, the prison stopped holding further lectures.
With this success, I decided to write articles from time to time on related topics. Master put thoughts into my mind about what I should write. After a draft was finished in my mind, I would write the article in one go.
It was Master who gave me the wisdom and ability. I wrote many such articles, which were circulated among both inmates and guards.
Some practitioners also read my articles, and everyone said what I wrote was good. Some inmates understood the facts, began to study the Fa, and helped Dafa practitioners pass on Master's new teachings.
The environment was gradually improved and no longer as evil as it was when I arrived in that detention center.